2 rectangular plates with scoops of dark chocolate gelato, one on a scoop and one in a cone, surrounded by squares of dark chocolate and a bowl of cocoa.

Dark Chocolate Gelato

Sweet, but not too sweet, and chocolatey (extra chocolatey, actually) gelato is smooth, silky, and rich. This sweet treat is for real chocolate lovers.

A metal skillet filled with creamy pasta covered with shredded Parmesan and cracked pepper, with a large serving spoon. A bowl of Parmesan and a pepper mill sit beside it.

Cacio e Pepe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

A metal sheet pan, covered with spread out tomato paste.

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

A red and white bowl filled with cubes of squash, shreds of raddichio, slices of figs, crumbles of blue cheese, and farro.

Harvest Bowl

Quick to whip up, especially if you have leftover farro and squash, this salad bowl combines all the flavors you crave.

A large pan covered with parchment paper and 8 deep fried zucchini flowers, sprinkled with lemon zest, salt, and chile flakes.

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Zucchini flower season is fleeting so gather them while you can. And then deep fry and devour. It’s simple math, really.

An oval platter topped with spaghetti with raw tomatoes and a couple of spoons on the side.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention its most splendid. Five minutes of effort yield a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

How To Roast Bell Peppers

How To Roast Bell Peppers

Here’s how to roast bell peppers on the grill, in the oven, or on the stovetop. Because we know you want to get in touch with your inner nonna.

An eggplant timbale with one wedge cut from it on a white plate.

Eggplant Timbale

It may be a tad boring looking from the outside, but wait ’til you see what this eggplant timbale is filled with on the inside.